Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Welcome to Bimmerfest > BMW News Articles and Announcements

BMW News Articles and Announcements
Read the latest BMW headlines and discuss them with your fellow bimmer enthusiasts!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-04-2012, 11:19 AM   #1
We're #1!!! BMW Takes The Luxury Brand Crown in USA!!
 
Jon Shafer's Avatar
Jon Shafer
Admin Owner Enthusiast
Bimmerfest Founder
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Santa Barbara
Posts: 14,212

Show Printable Version Email this Page

Advertisement
posted by Jon Shafer

"December 2011 was epic and one for the history books. Business soared as consumers seeking the Ultimate Driving Machine visited BMW Dealerships in record numbers. This fitting finish capped off a phenomenal year that has BMW finishing 2011 as the Number One luxury automotive brand in the US.

This honor and distinction is a testament to both the strength and desirability of our product line-up and the men and women who bring the brand to life on a daily basis. This is an unbeatable combination and one that represents a tremendous competitive advantage in the marketplace. This relationship will only grow stronger in the New Year. Given all of the great, new product opportunities and a distinct commitment to being the best, 2012 is looking very bright. However, for the time being, relish being NUMBER ONE and from all of us at BMW, thank you for all of your hard work in helping us reach this phenomenal milestone."

Read the complete press release for BMW's 2011 sales figures



__________________
Order your new BMW Today! BMW SANTA BARBARA jshafer@sbautogroup.com


Serving the BMW Online Community Since 1995 The BIMMERFEST "Internet Special"
This article has been viewed 4694 times.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-04-2012, 11:23 AM
chrischeung chrischeung is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Dallas, TX
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 7,266
Mein Auto: 2012 ActiveHybrid 7 SWB
How close was it?
__________________
2012 ActiveHybrid 750i ED

3/12 ED 7 - thread ID 610350
1/11 ED 6 - thread ID 5767556&postcount=175
4/10 ED 5 - thread ID 453501
5/08 ED 4 - thread ID 290679
3/07 ED 3 - thread ID 201013
3/06 ED 2 - thread ID 136454
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-04-2012, 01:08 PM
Alpine300ZHP Alpine300ZHP is offline
East Coast Commuter
Location: South Florida
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,895
Mein Auto: 435/x3 35
I knew BMW would come out on top with all of the great incentives. I did my part to help by picking up two new cars from BMW this year. If BMW continues to do good stuff I ll get another in 2012....

Last edited by Alpine300ZHP; 01-04-2012 at 01:09 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-04-2012, 01:09 PM
pistolpuma's Avatar
pistolpuma pistolpuma is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Chicago
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,068
Mein Auto: '08 328 E93 '12 X3 28i
Quote:
Originally Posted by chrischeung View Post
How close was it?
The one you bought in January turned out to make the difference. I'm doing my part for 2012.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-04-2012, 04:31 PM
tim330i's Avatar
tim330i tim330i is offline
Administrator
Location: Boston
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 5,383
Mein Auto: Ti Silver 03 M3
Awesome!

Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-04-2012, 04:34 PM
Beemerican Beemerican is offline
Hey man, check this out..
Location: Vista, Ca
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 94
Mein Auto: 2012 BMW XDrive50i
Is this really a surprise? Anyone who knows anything knew that this wasn't even a competition! Excellence comes standard!

Picked up our Z4 in Feb! That makes 2 currently in garage and #5 overall. Can't wait to get #6 in 2013...Euro delivery!!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-04-2012, 05:52 PM
PC in Ohio PC in Ohio is offline
BMW CCA Member
Location: Ohio
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 139
Mein Auto: 2007 X3
I read where Lexus had owned the top spot since 2000. Had BMW ever won this b4?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-04-2012, 07:46 PM
chrischeung chrischeung is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Dallas, TX
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 7,266
Mein Auto: 2012 ActiveHybrid 7 SWB
It won't be as easy next year. Lexus took a big hit with the tsunami supply problems.
__________________
2012 ActiveHybrid 750i ED

3/12 ED 7 - thread ID 610350
1/11 ED 6 - thread ID 5767556&postcount=175
4/10 ED 5 - thread ID 453501
5/08 ED 4 - thread ID 290679
3/07 ED 3 - thread ID 201013
3/06 ED 2 - thread ID 136454
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-04-2012, 10:59 PM
extremeromance extremeromance is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Virginia
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 166
Mein Auto: BMW 750 Hybrid
Yahoo news is reporting Mercedes took the sales crown..
__________________
2012 750 iah
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-05-2012, 08:08 AM
tim330i's Avatar
tim330i tim330i is offline
Administrator
Location: Boston
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 5,383
Mein Auto: Ti Silver 03 M3
Quote:
Originally Posted by extremeromance View Post
Yahoo news is reporting Mercedes took the sales crown..
Link?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-05-2012, 08:08 AM
Highmodulus's Avatar
Highmodulus Highmodulus is offline
MSport is Best Sport
Location: Virginia
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 196
Mein Auto: 2011 M3 Coupe, Comp, 6mt
I did my part!
__________________
2011 BMW M3 Coupe Alpine White/Black Novillo, Comp 6mt
2011 BMW M3 Sedan Melbourne Red over Grey- sold
2011 BMW X3 Xdrive 35(i)- sold
2005 BMW M3 Coupe Black/Black 6mt- sold
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-05-2012, 08:10 AM
extremeromance extremeromance is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Virginia
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 166
Mein Auto: BMW 750 Hybrid
Quote:
Originally Posted by tim330i View Post
Link?
http://news.yahoo.com/mercedes-overt...114023994.html
__________________
2012 750 iah
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-05-2012, 09:31 AM
peace2peep peace2peep is offline
On Order 750LiAh
Location: FL
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 123
Mein Auto: F01
Yahoo didn't actually have the true sales numbers...they are using their "Credible Sources" that seem VERY Mercedes skewed. The just reportted a headline SOMEONE(guess who?) wanted them to.

BTW...quiet is kept but my F01 order was actually the ONE that put BMW over the top and I heard they are going to give me the car free...NO, NOT really! lol!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-05-2012, 09:32 AM
peace2peep peace2peep is offline
On Order 750LiAh
Location: FL
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 123
Mein Auto: F01
This is a BMW press release not a guesstimate from a Yahoo freelance reporter
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-05-2012, 09:35 AM
peace2peep peace2peep is offline
On Order 750LiAh
Location: FL
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 123
Mein Auto: F01
Oh...BMW posted 305,418 vehicles sold...Yahoo said their estimate was 248,073. That's a major gap since BMW sold more than Yahoo's number last year! See how and why reporters are actually called "Liars"?
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-05-2012, 11:21 AM
swajames swajames is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Silicon Valley
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 992
Mein Auto: Jaguar F-Type V8 S
A great end to the year, but I'm not so sure it's appropriate for BMW to talk in that internal message about relishing being "Number 1" and the "honor and distinction" of selling more than its competitors when the primary reason for the "win" is that the company which has been the US sales leader in the segment for years was so badly impacted by a devastating earthquake. I'd have expected a little something of an acknowledgement of that in the messaging. Lexus lost the US sales segment crown in large part due to the devastation in Japan. With that in mind, perhaps BMW might have been just a little more gracious in the messaging....
__________________
2014 Jaguar F-Type V8 S
Range Rover HSE Lux, Orkney Gray, Sand interior
Porsche 911 Carrera S Convertible, Midnight Blue, 6-Speed
BMW 550i, BMW 545i

Last edited by swajames; 01-05-2012 at 11:52 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-05-2012, 06:41 PM
jdefg2000 jdefg2000 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: San Diego
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 277
Mein Auto: ActiveHybrid 7 LI
I did my part lol
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-05-2012, 11:33 PM
Jon Shafer's Avatar
Jon Shafer Jon Shafer is offline
Admin Owner Enthusiast
Bimmerfest Founder
Location: Santa Barbara
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 14,212
Mein Auto: E92 M3 Cp
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdefg2000 View Post
I did my part lol
I know that I did. Some of my friends call me "The (BMW) Pimp Master".... lol


__________________
Order your new BMW Today! BMW SANTA BARBARA jshafer@sbautogroup.com


Serving the BMW Online Community Since 1995 The BIMMERFEST "Internet Special"
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-13-2012, 05:59 PM
ProRail ProRail is offline
"Clunker" *****
Location: Columbia MD
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 4,601
Mein Auto: 1999 BMW 528A--165K
So I'm driving a "Luxury Car"? Who knew? I thought it was just a great car designed to meet all my needs.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Welcome to Bimmerfest > BMW News Articles and Announcements
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms